[ Epub ] ❦ Earthly Powers Author Anthony Burgess – 1sm.info

Earthly Powers Anthony Burgess, Author Of A Clockwork Orange, Is Regarded As One Of The Most Original And Daring Writers In The English Language His Work Is Illuminated By A Dazzling Imagination, By A Gift For Character And Plot, By A Talent For Surprise In Earthly Powers Burgess Created His Masterpiece At Its Center Are Two Twentieth Century Men Who Represent Different Kinds Of Power Kenneth Toomey, Eminent Novelist, A Man Who Has Outlived His Contemporaries To Survive Into Honored, Bitter, Luxurious Old Age As A Celebrity Of Dubious Notoriety And Don Carlo Campanati, A Man Of God, Eventually Beloved Pope, Who Rises Through The Vatican As A Shrewd Manipulator To Become The Architect Of Church Revolution And A Candidate For Sainthood Through The Lives Of These Two Modern Men Burgess Explores The Very Essence Of Power As Each Pursues His Career One To Sainthood, One To Wealthy Exile Their Relationship Becomes The Heart Of A Narrative That Incorporates Almost Everyone Of Fame And Distinction In The Social, Literary, And Political Life Of America And Europe This Astonishing Company Is Joined Together By The Art Of A Great Novelist Into An Explosive And Entertaining Tour De Force That Will Captivate Fans Of Sweeping Historic Fiction This chunky doorstop is an excellent novel that explores the nature of art, family, sexuality, power, authority, violence, illness, love, language and religion Essentially, I think it s about the nature of humanity, and is very much a warts and all delving into the subject.I really enjoyed this one and was gripped all the way through I d give it five stars but, if I m totally honest with myself, there were definitely moments I found annoying.Despite that great book Some people really like this big old thing But it was yet another in the tedious catalogue of huge masculine overbearing egomaniacal penis novels about a Big Man like, say, I the Supreme or Illywacker or Gould s Book of Fish or The Book of Evidence or Mein Kampf boy, there s a lot of em And it s the egomaniac s voice who narrates it So you volunteer to have the guy bending your inner ear for page after page and no break Maybe some readers channel their inner masochist and lie back and wall Some people really like this big old thing But it was yet another in the tedious catalogue of huge masculine overbearing egomaniacal penis novels about a Big Man like, say, I the Supreme or Illywacker or Gould s Book of Fish or The Book of Evidence or Mein Kampf boy, there s a lot of em And it s the egomaniac s voice who narrates it So you volunteer to have the guy bending your inner ear for page after page and no break Maybe some readers channel their inner masochist and lie back and wallow in the hurling of the testosterone Not me I chucked it at the wall quite quickly I could hear its fans screeching and clawing each other in genuine horror But really, wordsmithery and large braininess will not save a book from the wall hurl The tone of voice was like the clench of rat claws on a biscuit tin lid and I chose not to have that particular voice jabbering and gibbering and mewling in my ear for 600 pages A monumental novel, recently back in print, that has stuck in my mind for thirty years as an all time favorite but needed to be reread to remind me why An octogenarian British writer, asked to attest to a miracle that will support canonization of a Pope, writes his memoirs, giving us a personal tour of the 20th century through his life as a homosexual, lapsed Catholic, successful but mediocre writer, and exile Examines morality, the nature of evil, the role of religious belief andLingui A monumental novel, recently back in print, that has stuck in my mind for thirty years as an all time favorite but needed to be reread to remind me why An octogenarian British writer, asked to attest to a miracle that will support canonization of a Pope, writes his memoirs, giving us a personal tour of the 20th century through his life as a homosexual, lapsed Catholic, successful but mediocre writer, and exile Examines morality, the nature of evil, the role of religious belief andLinguistically playful, the novel features one of the best opening lines in literature, and is funny, painful, thought provoking, entertaining, challenging and rewarding Thoroughly magnificent A monumental novel of great impact, both pleasant and annoying I will first have to let my conflicting feelings about the book settle a bit In the meantime, I refer to P.E s review whose review closely reflects my own feelings and queries as well.

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